marți, 1 februarie 2011

Antarctic glaciers melting faster than ever before

Really bad news: Two separate studies show that glaciers are flowing into the Weddell Sea, due to climate changes. The glaciers could then melt, causing the world sea level to rise. The article says that over 150 miles of coastline has been affected in just 15 years. If enough melt is produced, then coastlines would migrate inwards. For those living near the coastline, that would mean flooding and loss of your property.

Glaciers are one of nature's greatest natural wonders. Antarctica has some of the world's biggest glaciers and influence the climate (for a quick tutorial on climate change, check out the interactive box in this article). The loss of them would affect everyone on Earth.

Save the glaciers!